We continue to model PODD on a daily basis with Kate. I'm getting really good at it and feel more confident every day. It's become so easy to think of things to say...it's now second nature as I've now learned to talk to Kate with her PODD.
Two days ago, Kate was very upset during breakfast. I tried to figure out what was bothering her, figuring she wanted more food fast (hurry up: more: food). That didn't work, so I told her I think something's wrong in her PODD. As soon as I got to "something's wrong", she hit her palm on "grumpy". Without a doubt, she sure was grumpy!
Today I was cleaning dishes in the kitchen. Kate crawled up to me, pulled to stand and walked me to her PODD (a FIRST!).I modelled something to say. Kate selected "I'm telling a story" and then "It's a secret". I tried to find meaning to her efforts, so tried to imply that Daddy must have done something on the weekend while Mommy was working. However, I must have been incorrect because Kate crawled away. She went to the bathroom. When I caught up to her, she had peed in her pull-up. I put her on the potty with no success. A similar thing happened less than an hour later. Kate led me to the bathroom but had an accident while she was in there. This is the first sign she's made at attempting to communicate bathroom needs. We are making progress!
Kelly is Kate's devoted, caring, Type-A mom. Kelly is a high school physics teacher who earned her masters degree in neuroscience from McMaster University in 2003.